Gag Order Lifted: Golan Druze Spied for Syria (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 07/30/12)
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A Golan Heights Druze resident has been charged with aiding Syria by
turning over information on IDF patrols and giving Syria equipment
for wiretapping. A gag order on the arrest was lifted Monday.
Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Golan Heights police arrested
Iyad Jamad Assad Juhri of the Druze city of Majdal Shams, located
adjacent to the Syrian border. He has admitted to gathering
information for Syrian intelligence and to transferring to Syria
equipment that might be used for wiretapping.
Juhri, age 28, has learned medicine in Syria since 2002 and was
arrested June 28 when he tried to cross the border into Israel for
one of his frequent vacation visits.
The vacations were used for spying for Syria, an enemy state.
The indictment against him charges that between 2005 and 2008, he
gathered information on IDF operations and activities in the Golan
Heights. He also gained access to army communications equipment that
he brought into Syria for intelligence officials.
He admitted that he met Syrian intelligence personnel in Syria and
also turned over information on the names, locations and sizes of IDF
bases, including information on training exercises and whether or not
tanks were present.
Among the information were details of patrols around the city of
Majdal Shams and how the military reacted to alarms raised when the
electronic fence was touched.
He also relayed to Syrian officials information on Golan Heights
residents who are opposed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar
Two others also have been charged as accomplices. Juhri also met with
two others in the Golan Heights whom he used to gather information.
He also gave Syria the name of a friend vacationing in Jordan, who
also met with them for collecting information. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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